Zerozaki4869 wrote:"Why, specifically, do you think this outcome would be bad from a writing perspective?"
After we got the magnitude of power and influence wielded by Ooka Family, I can't see a way of anyone sneaking through with fake references and fake identities. Plus Iori is yet to do anything remotely suspicious, plus the straws that people use to justify that theory already had been destroyed. I don't see anything funny there, but Iori=Asaka is still a good game.
How do you factor in Rum's supposed impatience? Is it just a ruse by Rum? A mere disinformation campaign on his part, like the conflicting descriptions? If Hyōe is Rum, then he's been sitting on the info that Shūichi is alive and that Bourbon and Kir are NOCs (he may not realize who she's working for, but since she helped fake Shūichi's death, he'll know she's a traitor), all the while setting a trap for Team Shinichi/Conan and the NOCs as they plot against him and the BO (File 1,012).
Is it more likely Asaka was Amanda and Kōji's killer, or someone who witnessed the murders? How does Rum = Asaka (or Hyōe = Asaka, if Hyōe is a subordinate of Rum) compare to Muga = Asaka?
Zerozaki4869 wrote:Now I also have doubts over the true dying message/i.e. the shogi piece. Chances are Rumi's piece is a memento/good luck charm given by Kohji to Rumi.
Because of his open palm in her flashback in 1,033, right? It implies that the shogi piece Rumi has wasn't the one he clutched in his hand. So is Rumi's uma piece completely unrelated to the dying message? Which shogi piece should we be focusing on, then?
Zerozaki4869 wrote:Those are just some possibilities that I was pondering over. I do think white haired Hoye is probably Rum if not Rum's right hand. If he is Rum then it is likely that he also was Asaka and was identified by Kohji in Juke hotel, so Kohji had to die.
And who was black-haired Hyōe?
Would Rum have only one subordinate, or more?
Zerozaki4869 wrote:I think Rumi is more likely to be some sort of a relation of Kohji, plus she could be one from Miyano family, but my I don't favour Rumi=BO argument anymore. I think Haibara's radar is more in line with Hoye being the source. Plus that APTX list could be a mere pdf file/image file obtained by Rumi. I currently favour Rumi being an NPA agent hence knowing the idea of "Mouri's bag of wisdom." Which further supports Rumi's cognizance of "The 10 year old case in Teitan warehouse" and consistently testing of Conan.
How'd she get her hands on that list? Who slipped it to her?
Then wouldn't she be a rogue one? Hyōe is Rei's boss, after all. He'd do something to discredit and isolate her (if not try to have her kicked out), since he thinks she may be a threat to him, right? Does Rei know about her?
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